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mw. dr. C.H.C.M. (Caroline) Vander Stichele

Religiewetenschappen
  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Religiestudies
  • Bezoekadres
    Oost-Indisch Huis
    Kloveniersburgwal 48  Kamernummer: D1.10B
  • Postadres:
    Kloveniersburgwal  48
    1012 CX  Amsterdam
  • C.H.C.M.vanderStichele@uva.nl
    T: 0205252038
    T: 0205252010

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education :

At the Faculty of Theology, KU Leuven, Belgium:
- Licentiate in Religious Studies (1983)
- Licentiate in Sacred Theology (1985)
- Doctorate in Sacred Theology and
  PhD in Religious Studies (1992)
Dissertation (in Dutch): Authenticity and Integrity of 1 Cor 11:2-16. A Contribution to the Discussion on Paul's View on Women (Leuven, 1992).
At the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands:
- Master of Science (Contemporary Asian Studies) (2016).

Career:

  • 1985-1991: Assistant at the Faculty of Theology KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • 1986-1991: Professor at the Higher Institute for Religious Studies in Brussels (Belgium)
  • 1987-1992: Guest Professor at the Center for Church Studies in Leuven
  • 1988-1992: Temporary additional lecturer for New Testament at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands)
  • 1992-1993: Temporary additional lecturer for New Testament at Tilburg Faculty of Theology (the Netherlands)
  • since 1993: Universitair Docent (Lecturer/Assistant Professor) in Religious Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

Research Interests

My research focuses on the cultural impact of biblical characters and images and on the rhetoric of gender in early christian literature.

I am currently writing a book on the representation of Herodias in predominantly Western culture.

Herodias appears in the story detailing the death of John the Baptist, included in de Gospel of Matthew (14:1-12) and Mark (6:14-29). Her role is decisive in that she asks for John's head and thus brings about his tragic end. John is of course the true hero of the story. He appears in all the Gospels and holds an equally prominent place in Christian tradition. As a result, the story of his life and death became a favorite topic in Christian art. It is in this context that Herodias, together with her more (in)famous daughter, later called Salome, keeps reemerging, from antiquity until the present time.

Related Publications

"Herodias in Film," in D.C. Alison, e.a. (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Vol.11. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), 943-945.
"The Head of John and its Reception or How to Conceptualize 'Reception History'," in E. England and W.J. Lyons (eds.), Reception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice (Scriptural Traces, 6: London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 79-93.
"Herodias Goes Headhunting," in C.E. Joynes, C.C. Rowland (ed.), From the Margins 2: Women of the New Testament and their Afterlives (Bible in the Modern World 27; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009), 164-175.
"Cutting Edges and Loose Ends. Or: How to Remember John the Baptist," in A. Brenner and F. Polak (eds.), Performing Memory in Biblical Narrative and Beyond (Bible in the Modern World 25; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009), 282-295.
"Herodias," in K. Doob Sakenfield, (ed.), The New Interpreters' Dictionary of the Bible . Vol. 2 (Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2007), 813.
"Murderous Mother, Ditto Daughter. Herodias and Salome at the Opera," lectio difficilior. European Electronic Journal for Feminist Exegesis 2 (2001): http://www.lectio.unibe.ch.
"Capital Re-Visions: The Head of John the Baptist as Object of Art," in Missing Links. Arts, Religion and Reality (ed. J. Bekkenkamp e.a.; Interdisziplinäre Forschungen zu Religion, Wissenschaft und Kultur: A. Geisteswissenschaftliche Sektion, Bd. 1; Münster: LIT Verlag, 2000), 71-87.
"Killer Queens. The Recycling of Jezebel and Herodias as Fin the Siècle Phantasies," in Recycling Biblical Figures (ed. A. Brenner, J.W. van Henten; Studies in Theology and Religion 1, Leiden: Brill, 1999), 192-204.

BOOK

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN BIBLE AND FILM: INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGAGEMENTS

Laura Copier and Caroline Vander Stichele

The present collection of essays is a sequel to the groundbreaking Semeia 74 issue, published in 1996, entitled Biblical Glamour and Hollywood Glitz. These new essays showcase the divergent approaches from film studies and cultural studies that can be used in the visual analysis of biblical and religious themes, narratives, and characters in cinema. It is the first volume that specifically addresses issues of methodology, theory, and analysis in the study between bible and film. As such, this collection is of interest to scholars in film studies and theology/religion/biblical studies, who are invested in doing interdisciplinary research in the expanding field of religion and film.

Features

  • Specific focus on methods of film analysis, rather than the more common focus on thematic analysis in the study of religion, Bible, and film.
  • Visual analysis in the encounter between Bible and film
  • Fourteen essays and an introduction by top scholars in the field

BOOK

HIDDEN TRUTHS FROM EDEN: ESOTERIC READINGS OF GENESIS 1-3

Caroline Vander Stichele and Susanne Scholz

Since the sixteenth century CE, the field of biblical studies has focused on the literal meaning of texts. This collection seeks to rectify this oversight by integrating the study of esoteric readings into academic discourse. Case studies focusing on the first three chapters of Genesis cover different periods and methods from early Christian discourse through zoharic, kabbalistic and alchemical literature to modern and post-postmodern approaches.

BOOK

 TEXT, IMAGE, & OTHERNESS IN CHILDREN'S BIBLES: WHAT IS IN THE PICTURE?

Caroline Vander Stichele and Hugh S. Pyper

Children's Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children's Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these Bibles, which is discussed from different angles in the essays. Their shared focus is on the representation of "others"-foreigners, enemies, women, even childrenthemselves-in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories. The contributors are Tim Beal, Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Melody Briggs, Rubén R. Dupertuis, Emma England, J. Cheryl Exum, Danna Nolan Fewell, David M. Gunn, Laurel Koepf, Archie Chi Chung Lee, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Cynthia M.Rogers, Mark Roncace, Susanne Scholz, Jaqueline S. du Toit, and Caroline Vander Stichele.

Courses 2017-18

 

This year I am (co-)teaching the following courses:

Teaching Interests

  • Hermeneutics and the cultural impact of biblical and apocryphal texts.
  • Representations of gender in the Bible and beyond.
  • Religion and modern media.

2016

  • Vander Stichele, C. H. C. M. (2016). Leaves from Satan’s Book (Nordisk, 1921) and Dreyer’s Script Jesus of Nazareth (1950): The Jewishness of Jesus. In D. J. Shepherd (Ed.), The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927) (pp. 236-255). (Routledge Studies in Religion and Film; No. 5). New York: Routledge.
  • Vander Stichele, C. H. C. M., & Copier, L. T. (2016). Death and Disaster: 2012 meets Noah. In C. Vander Stichele, & L. Copier (Eds.), Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement. (pp. 155-171). (Semeia Studies; No. 87). Atlanta: SBL Press.
  • Vander Stichele, C. H. C. M., & Copier, L. T. (2016). Introduction. In C. Vander Stichele, & L. Copier (Eds.), Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement (pp. 1-9). (Semeia Studies; No. 87). Atlanta: SBL Press.
  • Vander Stichele, C. H. C. M., & Copier, L. T. (Eds.) (2016). Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement. (Semeia Studies; No. 87). Atlanta: SBL Press.
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2016). Reframing Jesus: Dreyer’s Lifelong Passion. In R. Burnette-Bletsch (Ed.), The Bible in Motion: a handbook of the Bible and its reception in film. (pp. 587-598). (Handbooks of the Bible and its reception; No. 2). Berlin: De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9781614513261-040  [details] 

2015

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2015). Guy, Alice. In D. C. Alison, jr., C. Helmers, J. Schröter, T. C. Römer, C-L. Seow, B. D. Walfish, & E. Ziolkowski (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. - vol. 10: Genocide-Hakkoz (pp. 1025-1026). Berlin: De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/ebr.guyalice  [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2015). Herodias in Film. In D. C. Alison, & C. Helmers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. - Vol. 11: Halah-Hizquni. (pp. 943-945). Berlin: De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/ebr.herodias 
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2015). The Head of John and its Reception or How to Conceptualize ‘Reception History’. In E. England, & W. J. Lyons (Eds.), Reception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice. (pp. 79-93). (Scriptural Traces: critical perspectives on the reception and influence of the Bible; No. 6). London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark. [details] 

2014

  • Vander Stichele, C., & Scholz, S. (2014). Introduction. In C. Vander Stichele, & S. Scholz (Eds.), Hidden truths from Eden: esoteric readings of Genesis 1-3 (pp. 1-5). (Semeia studies; No. 76). Atlanta, GA: SBL Press. [details] 

2013

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2013). Is Doña Quixote Fighting Windmills? Gendering New Testament Studies in the Netherlands: In Memory of Esther de Boer (1959-2010). Lectio difficilior ; European Electronic Journal for Feminist Exegesis, 2013(1). [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2013). Silent Saviours: Representations of Jesus’ Passion in Early Cinema. In P. Michelakis, & M. Wyke (Eds.), The ancient world in silent cinema. (pp. 169-188). Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge University Press. [details] 

2012

  • Copier, L., & Vander Stichele, C. (2012). Dood als spektakel in '2012': Voorstellingen van het einde in apocalyptische films. Tijdschrift voor Theologie, 52(2), 110-125. [details] 
  • Weren, W., & Vander Stichele, C. (2012). Dood in de Bijbel en de moderne kunsten. Tijdschrift voor Theologie, 52(2), 105-109. [details] 

2010

  • Copier, L., Kooijman, J., & Vander Stichele, C. (2010). Close encounters: the Bible as pre-text in popular culture. In P. Culbertson, & E. M. Wainwright (Eds.), The Bible in/and popular culture: a creative encounter (pp. 189-195). (Semeia studies; No. 65). Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature. [details] 

2009

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2009). Cutting edges and loose ends, or: how to remember John the Baptist. In A. Brenner, & F. Polak (Eds.), Performing memory in Biblical narrative and beyond (pp. 282-295). (The Bible in the modern world). Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2009). Herodias goes headhunting. In C. E. Joynes, & C. C. Rowland (Eds.), From the margins 2: women of the New Testament and their afterlives (pp. 164-175). (The Bible in the modern world; No. 27). Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. [details] 
  • Penner, T., & Vander Stichele, C. (2009). Rhetorical practice and performance in early Christianity. In E. Gunderson (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to ancient rhetoric (pp. 245-260). (Cambridge companions to literature). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/CCOL9780521860543.017  [details] 

2008

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2008). Mary Magdalene in motion. In G. Hallbäck, & A. Hvithamar (Eds.), Recent releases: the Bible in contemporary cinema (pp. 93-114). (The Bible in the modern world; No. 15). Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. [details] 

2012

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2012). Samson's Hair and Delilah's Despair: Reanimating Judges 16 for Children. In C. Vander Stichele, & H. S. Pyper (Eds.), Text, image, and othernesss in children's bibles: what is in the picture?. (pp. 291-310). (Semeia studies; No. 56). Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C., & Pyper, H. (2012). Introduction. In C. Vander Stichele, & H. S. Pyper (Eds.), Text, Image, and Otherness in Children's Bibles: What is in the Picture? (pp. 1-7). (Semeia Studies; No. 56). Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. [details] 

2009

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2009). De ecclesiologie van Handelingen: een genderkritische lezing van Handelingen 1-7. In F. Noël (Ed.), De weg van het woord: de handelingen van de apostelen (pp. 67-81). Leuven: Vlaamse Bijbelstichting [etc.]. [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2009). Wees gegroet: Maria in beeld. Schrift, 41(243), 103-106. [details] 
  • Vander Stichele, C., & Penner, T. (2009). Contextualizing gender in early christian discourse: thinking beyond Thecla. London: T&T Clark International. [details] 

2007

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2007). Hoe is uw naam? Waar zijt gij te vinden? Het vertalen van de godsnaam in een interconfessioneel project. In K. Spronk, & e.a. (Eds.), De Bijbel vertaald : De kunst van het kiezen bij het vertalen van de bijbelse geschriften. (pp. 100-119). Zoetermeer / Kapellen: Meinema / Pelckmans.
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2007). Inleiding Paaswake. Tijdschrift voor Verkondiging, 79, 105-107.
  • Vander Stichele, C., & De Mey, P. (2007). De Verrijzenis van Christus en onze verrijzenis : ongeloofwaardig of ongelofelijk? In L. Boeve, & A. Decoene (Eds.), Wat mogen we hopen ? Perspectieven op de Verrijzenis van het lichaam. (pp. 9-25). Antwerpen: Halewijn.
  • Vander Stichele, C., & Penner, T. (2007). Bodies and the Technology of Power: Reading the Gospel of Peter under Empire. In T. J. Kraus, & T. Nicklas (Eds.), Das Evangelium nach Petrus: Text, Kontexte, Intertexte ( texte und untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristliche Literatur 158). (pp. 349-368). Berlijn: De Gruyter.
  • Vander Stichele, C., & Penner, T. (2007). Le territoire corinthien; point de vue et poétique dans les Actes des Apôtres. In Regards croisés sur la Bible: Études sur le point de vue. (pp. 197-204). (Lectio Divina). Paris: Cerf.
  • Vander Stichele, C., & Penner, T. (2007). Script(ur)ing Gender in Acts: The Past and Present Power of Imperium. In C. Vanderstichele, & T. Penner (Eds.), Mapping Gender in Ancient Religious Discourses. (pp. 231-266). Leiden: Brill.

Mediaoptreden

  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (01-05-2016): Volzin [Print]. Eeen eeuw vrouwenbijbel: van kritisch feminisme naar herkenning in een roze jasje.

Boekredactie

  • Vander Stichele, C. (2007). Semeia Studies. Atlanta, USA: Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Vander Stichele, C. (2007). The Bible in the Modern World. University of Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press,.
  • Penner, T., & Vander Stichele, C. (2007). Mapping Gender in Ancient Religious Discourses. (Biblical interpretation series; Vol. 84). Leiden: Brill. [details] 

Tijdschriftredactie

  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (reviewer) (2016-): Biblical Interpretation (Journal).

Spreker

  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (speaker) (16-12-2016): Yoga’s Ancient Indian Roots: Time and Space in Discussions on the Origin of Modern Yoga, 3rd annual ACGS conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (invited speaker) (11-2016): The Head of John and its Reception or How to Conceptualize ‘Reception History’?, University of Copenhagen.
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (invited speaker) (7-11-2016): Serving John for Dinner: Herodias as Man-eater, University of Copenhagen.
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (speaker) (28-10-2016): ‘A Buddhist is coming here to convert people’: Catholic Responses to Yoga in Flanders, Annual NGG Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (speaker) (23-9-2016): Integrating Polarity Therapy in Yoga: The Case of Eric Gomes, 12 th Conference SIEF Working Group on Ethnology and Folklore, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Andere

  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (examiner) (15-12-2016): De betekenis van Paulus’ oproep tot de groet met de heilige kus (examination).
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (participant) (19-11-2016): Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Vander Stichele, Caroline (examiner) (3-6-2016): Aan de dode een wonder gedaan: Een exegetisch-hermeneutische studie naar de dodenopwekking in Lucas 7,11-17 in relatie tot 1 Koningen 17,17-24 en Vita Apollonii IV,45 (examination).
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